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Teach at Project Learning Day

Do you have something to share with the 4-H members in Jefferson County?  Be a teacher at Project Learning Day.  Each session is about 1 hour and you can share a take home item or information related to any 4-H project.  This is a great way to help members learn about different project areas.  Fill […]


Principles of Community Placemaking

UW Extension Community Development Educator Steve Grabow authored a featured article on “Principles of Community Placemaking” in the March 2015 edition of The Municipality, the monthly magazine of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities (LWM). The Communications Director of the LWM invited this feature as part of an issue focusing on community placemaking. The article is found on […]

Head Start Parent Cafes

Parent Cafes as a New Model of Family Engagement

One of our local partners is getting ready to pilot a new model of family engagement.  What’s family engagement?  It refers to getting parents and guardians involved in their children’s education as full partners with local early care and education providers as well as local K-12 schools.  Family engagement has been shown to increase school […]


County Fair Celebrates 4-H’s 100th!

 CENTURY OF 4-H CENTURY OF 4-H — Wisconsin’s 4-H clubs are celebrating the 100th anniversary of their founding this year. Pictured above, Sarah Torbert, Jefferson County’s University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H/youth development agent, and summer UW-Extension 4-H intern Kamilla Thoma display a banner celebrating the century milestone.   Posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:53 am Updated: […]

Happy Baby!

Text4Baby! Great, Free Resource for Expectant Parents

Looking for just in time prenatal and baby development info??  Here’s a great new resource – text4baby! Get support throughout your pregnancy and baby’s first year with FREE text messages from text4baby. Text4baby delivers messages covering a wide range of health topics including safety, immunization, nutrition, birth defect prevention, developmental milestones, and much more. It’s […]